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 Sunday, January 22, 2006

Streets of London

The streets of London have inspired thousands of songs (and even the odd symphony) over the years. Far more music than has ever been written about Birmingham, Belgrade or Baltimore, that's for sure. Maybe it's the brooding history of the place, maybe it's the bustling arty culture of the city, or maybe it's just that so many musicians actually live here. Whatever the case, there's certainly a lot of London music about. [Wikipedia list here]

So I've been to visit five London streets celebrated in song, and over the coming week I'll report back on what's there and whether they were actually worth singing about in the first place. Starting tomorrow.

They're all roads, not places, so no White Man in Hammersmith Palais or (I don't want to go to) Chelsea. And they're all about London, so no Do the Strand (which is a dance) or Stanley Road (which is in Woking). Maybe you can second-guess which roads I'll be visiting. But I've picked my five songs and places already, so you won't show me somewhere that'll make me change my mind.


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